|Birth: ||Jun. 15, 1838|
|Death: ||Mar. 1, 1915|
Eldon Advertiser March 4, 1915
GOOD PIONEER CITIZEN GONE
J.B. ALLEN Passed Away Monday Night, March 1, 1915
Interment in Eldon Cemetery
Joseph B. Allen, one of the most respected pioneer citizens of Eldon vicinity passed away at his home two miles west of this city Monday, March 1,1915. Mr.Allen had maintained his usual good health and was more than ordinary vigorous for a man of his age until recently when he was taken ill and failed rapidly, becoming unconscious Sunday. Two of his sons, Elmont and Fenton and a daughter, Mrs. W. J. Nesbit, live in California and it was his desire that he might live until they could reach his bedside. A message was hurried to them but the distance was too far for the short time he was permitted to retain his consciousness after becoming seriously ill.
July 17, 1914, Mr. and Mrs. Allen celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary with a family reunion at which all were present William Elmonte, Fenton A. and Mrs. W. J. Nesbet of Los Angeles, California, Mrs. I. N. Barry of Kansas City, Mrs. J. S. George of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mrs. S. D. Rains, Morten Allen and Fordyce Allen of Eldon. Mr. Allen was born in Monroe County, Kentucky, June 15, 1838. He came to Missouri when five years of age. During the early history of the Christian church in Miller county he was one of the most active members and remained always a true Christian in conduct and life, strictly temperate in all his habits. He was proud of the family whom he loved and brought up all following his example and positive moral traits of character. So very strict was he in the observance of his conscience that he would rather be considered old-fashioned than do or sanction what he thought to be wrong. He was married to Miss Maty J. Russell July 17,1864, together they began life amid the hardships of pioneer days on the same farm where he died. The farm was improved under his management and he was successful starting a family of nine out favorably in business life and maintaining a surplus that made him independent for life's necessities and enjoyments so far as he wished.
The funeral will be held today (Thursday, March 4,1915) from the Christian Church Rev. P. T. Ray officiating.
Mary Jane Russell Allen (1850 - 1935)*
William Elmonte Allen (1867 - 1949)*
Elston E Allen (1869 - 1942)*
Lois Eudora Josephine Allen Kane (1871 - 1968)*
Fenton Arthur Allen (1873 - 1949)*
Bertha L Allen Rains (1876 - 1944)*
Earl Morton Allen (1878 - 1970)*
Sarah E Allen Barry (1882 - 1946)*
Fordyce B Allen (1889 - 1926)*
Created by: Juanita Sloan Lowrance
Record added: Feb 16, 2007
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